I know, you've been hearing cricket noises around the Pinon Tree lately. Sorry about that. I've been a bit occupied becoming a TV star.
Yeah, okay. Stardom may be too strong a word, but I've had microphone wires down my back and a bulky, professional video camera in my face for the past week, which sure goes a long way to making one feel like a star. A film crew from House Hunters International, the popular show that airs on HGTV, was here to follow us around and tape our story.
I watched the show a few times while we were in the States but didn't realize just how popular it is until I posted on Facebook that we'd be participating. Everyone of my acquaintance wrote to say that they are absolutely fanatical for that show. That's really cool to hear. You will be able to get an up-close glimpse of our town and our friends, and of course our little casa. I think they even managed to get our kitty into one scene.
We clumped around the village and showed the crew the beauties of our area. They are fantastic guys, and the whole town welcomed them warmly and made them feel like part of the place. Friends even threw a barbecue one night. Then it was off to our former home of Ascoli Piceno for some more filming and fun, where they got to taste arrosticini and enjoy a street party after the filming wrapped up.
I have to say it was a really fun experience. I have no delusions of becoming the next Audrey Hepburn, but I had a great time hamming it up in front of the camera, and the guys were relaxed and fun to hang out with. The tapes have been sent off for editing and I'll keep you posted about an air date. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a little taste in my Flip video. And if you're looking for an actress in southern Italy, have your people call my people. I'm ready for more fame and filming.